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How Handwriting Prepares the Brain for Reading Acquisition

According to the latest research, literacy skills, brain activation, and higher-level thinking are positively impacted through handwriting instruction and practice. Yet, nearly one-third of students today are struggling to achieve competency in this skill.

Karin Harman James, Ph.D. has measured how printing letters by hand prepares the brain for reading acquisition using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). To learn more, view the video of or download slides from Dr. James' presentation on this research.



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